Puget Sound Access Now At A New Time Sundays At 6AM

Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.

Sunday, August 25
6:00am –

Our guest this week is Lt. Genie Elton of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department.
Many people have occasion to run from the cops, but Lt. Elton is inviting everyone to “Run With The Cops” on Saturday, September 7th at Olympic College in Bremerton. It is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign that is the largest grassroots fundraising and awareness event for Special Olympics across the globe. In Washington State there are nearly 2000 law enforcement volunteers that support Special Olympics Washington. The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968….they strive to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. Over 19,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics in Washington State and it is entirely supported by individual, corporate, and foundation contributions.
The Run With The Cops 5K is easy to participate in. You can run or walk; be competitive or casual, but Lt. Elton guarantees you will have fun.

Sign up to participate at www.runwiththecopswa.com and learn more about Special Olympics at www.specialolympicswashington.org

Sunday, August 18
6:00am –

This week we’ll hear about Hand in Hand Kids and their Safe Place program from CEO Jay Priebe. They have an ongoing need for backpacks and supplies…The Soldiers of Destiny Scooter club helps out with that….Popular mid-day host on radio station Movin’ 92.5 KQMV Justin Barnes is a member of the SOD and they are hosting their 7th annual Big Hearts & Backpacks fundraiser/party at Ballard’s Pono Ranch on Thursday, August 22nd.
Learn more online at www.handinhandkids.org and www.bigheartsandbackpacks.com/donate

Sunday, August 11
6:00am –

This week we hear from the Communications & Outreach Manager at Pride Foundation, Katelen Kellogg.
Since its formation in the 1980s, Pride Foundation has distributed over $70,000,000 through scholarships and grants to students and community organizations.
Pride Foundation believes in building a better world by supporting students, supporting community organizations, engaging leaders and advancing equality.
Deadline to apply for scholarships is October 11. (National Coming Out Day)

Learn more about Pride Foundation online at www.pridefoundation.org

Sunday, August 4
6:00am –

The first weekend of August in Seattle means Seafair reaches its zenith with the annual hydroplane race on Lake Washington. For 70 years Seattle has celebrated itself with an area wide party. David Williams, the Executive Director of the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum takes us on a 70 year trip down memory lane with Seafair winners of the past.
Learn more about the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent online at www.thunderboats.org and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thunderboats

Sunday, July 28
6:00am –

This week we speak with Sarah Slack, the founder and Executive Director of The Tears Foundation. The Tears Foundation supports grieving families both emotionally and financially after a pregnancy or infant death. Many young couples are not able to cope with a still birth or sudden infant death; then add to that the financial burden of funeral costs and you will find people who need support.
Sarah shares that the origins of The Tears Foundation came from her own loss, as well as how it has spread across the country and now internationally because of people who empathize with others.

Learn more online at www.thetearsfoundation.org

Sunday, July 21
6:00am –

Children’s Therapy Center is celebrating their 40th year of teaching life changing social and physical skills for children birth to three who have Autism, Down syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy.
Recently they have expanded their mission to serve children up to 18.

Learn more online at www.ctckids.org

Sunday, July 14
6:00am –

Gina Haines and Nate Lanting from Recovery Beyond join us today to talk about a new paradigm for addiction recovery. Recovery Beyond works with current addiction treatment programs to provide the two additional, critical success factors for long-term sobriety: a new, enduring lifestyle of healthy behaviors and activities; and a long-term community filled with positive relationships and support.
From fitness training all the way up to climbing to the summit of Mt. Rainier, Recovery Beyond has new ways to reach stable sobriety.

Learn more at www.recoverybeyondbp.org

Sunday, July 7
6:00am –

This week we’ll hear of a unique fundraising event coming to Seattle in September; the inaugural Tour de Pier.
Lisa Manheim is the Executive Director of the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research as well as the Co-Founder of Tour de Pier.
Lisa started the Tour de Pier in Los Angeles seven years ago and has raised millions of dollars for pancreatic cancer research, and now it moves to Seattle. Pancreatic cancer is, unfortunately, easily overlooked in its early stages. Over 50,000 people will be diagnosed in the US each year and 45,000 die of it each year.
The Seattle Tour de Pier is a bike ride on stationary exercise bikes. Instead of a traditional cycling event where the participants get strung out on a course, everyone stays together as they are encouraged and entertained from a main-stage.
The number of bikes is limited, so enter early for this September 14th event at Lake Union Park. www.seattletourdepier.com and you can learn more about pancreatic cancer at the Hirshberg Foundation www.pancreatic.org

Sunday, June 30
6:00am –

This week we hear from the Friendship Circle of Washington’s Development Manager, Andrea Stacy.
Friendship Circle of Washington seeks to bring together special needs kids and teens with volunteer teens. Leveraging the positive impact of friendship, understanding, and shared experiences has the potential to transform the lives of children and teens with special needs as well as the volunteer teens.
Andrea also speaks about a fun event July 18th that will act as a fundraiser for Friendship Circle they are calling FC Chopped: Grill Off. This will be a grilling competition along the lines of the popular TV show Chopped.

Learn more online at www.friendshipcirclewa.org and www.fcchopped.com

Sunday, June 23
6:00am –

This week we hear from The Mockingbird Society’s Executive Director Annie Blackledge and Network Representative Orion Olsen. The Mockingbird Society is working to transform the foster care system and end youth homelessness. Orion works with the Mockingbird Youth Network to train young people who have experienced homelessness or foster care to be their own best advocates. They have learned how to participate in the legislative processes that slowly, but surely are changing the lives of foster care youths.
We also hear about a support model for foster families that has proven very successful for both the kids and the foster parents.

Learn more online at www.mockingbirdsociety.org and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mbsociety and on Twitter @mbsociety

Sunday, June 16
6:00am –

This week we speak with Juan Cotto, the Director of Social Impact at Bloodworks Northwest about the continual need for blood.
Bloodworks Northwest collects, tests and distributes lifesaving blood to more than 90 hospitals in the northwest. Juan details the need for diversity in our blood supply, not just by blood type, but by ethnicity as well. A challenge with getting new demographics to donate blood is to get people to donate regularly.
A new App can help with that. Text the word Bloodapp to 91985 or visit their website www.bloodworksnw.org to find a donation center near you.

 

Sunday, June 9
6:00am –

This week we speak with the Communications & Outreach Director at Washington Trails Association, Kindra Ramos.
Washington Trails Association (WTA) is a non-profit community that has been protecting trails and outdoor spaces in Washington in some for or another for over 50 years. Kindra speaks to the instinctual boost we get from being on a trail in the woods, beside a waterfall or in a field of wildflowers.
WTA offers a huge resource for hikers via their website and its countless list of hikes and trip reports. They are also committed to restoring trails through volunteer work parties.

Learn more on their website: www.wta.org

 

Sunday, June 2
6:00am –

13 year old Aoife Little has been living with Crohn’s Disease since she was diagnosed at 3 years of age. Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are chronic diseases with no cure and no known cause. She shares her story with us this week and is joined by Cory Townsend, the Deputy Executive Director of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Northwest Chapter.
Saturday, June 8th at Lincoln Park in West Seattle the CCFA will hold their annual Take Steps Walk to raise not only awareness of these diseases, but to raise money for programs for those living with Crohn’s or Colitis and money for research to find a cure.
Learn more online at www.cctakesteps.org/westernwashington and www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org

 

Sunday, May 26
6:00am –

Our guests this week provide week long summer camp experiences for kids with cancer – as well as their family. Camp Agape Northwest Board Member Christina Bradic, Program Director Jason Greer, and Counselor & Volunteer Sophia Gonzalez talk about the challenges, joys, and relationships that come from being a child with cancer and the Camp Agape Northwest experience.

Learn more online at www.campagapenw.net

 

Sunday, May 19
6:00am –

This week we welcome back to the show Komen Puget Sound and their Executive Director David Richart as well as Breast Cancer Survivor Heather Eggleston.
Komen Puget Sound has been dedicated to ending Breast Cancer for over 25 years and this year are changing their annual Race For The Cure fundraising event to the More Than Pink Walk. Its location is new too, at Seattle’s beautiful Seward Park. David discusses the four pillars of Komen, one of which is action, hence the “More Than Pink” emphasis. Heather shares her personal story and the need for more knowledge and awareness about Breast Cancer.
The More Than Pink Walk is Sunday, June 2nd. Register a team or support someone who is walking online at www.komenpugetsound.org

Sunday, May 12
5:30am –

This week we hear from the Muslim Community Resource Center in Redmond. Khizer Sheriff is the Executive Director, his wife Nikhath Sheriff is the Founder & CEO, and their daughter Nehath Sheriff is the Director of the Medical Clinic that MCRC operates.
The Muslim Community Resource Center (MCRC) is led by a group of community volunteers passionate about helping the less fortunate in our community. Their focus is to connect those in need with relevant resources and service providers in our community. Among their many comprehensive services, once a month they operate a free medical clinic to provide culturally competent healthcare for individuals and families who lack access to basic health services. Through volunteer doctors and nurses they offer general health care, physical exams, screenings, heart health and referrals.

Learn more online at www.mcrcseattle.org or call 1-888-404-6272.

 

Sunday, May 5
5:30am –

This week we’ll hear about Type 1 Diabetes from JDRF, or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Wilma Comenat is the Associate Executive Director at the Greater Northwest Chapter, 12 year old Sophia Glover is one of this year’s Ambassadors for their Beat The Bridge event, and Delilah Sanabria is the Senior Promotions Coordinator for radio station Movin’ 92.5 who is one of the sponsors for Beat The Bridge, which takes place on May 19th at Husky Stadium.

Over 1.25 million Americans are living with Type 1 Diabetes. The hard facts are: no known cause, no cure, people who have T1D are on insulin therapy for life.

Beat the Bridge raises money for more research to deal with those T1D facts as well as to provide programs for patients living with T1D.

Learn more and form or support a team online at www.beatthebridge.org or www.jdrf.org

Sunday, April 28
5:30am –

This week we hear from Pam Nolte and Shelby Parsons with The Taproot Theatre Company.
Taproot has been around since 1976; started as a touring group by Co-Founder and Community Liaison Pam Nolte. Now with two permanent theaters, they not only entertain Seattle with engaging, often time thought provoking plays, but still tour…especially to schools. Shelby Parsons is the Director of Education and Outreach and she describes how theater productions in schools can teach kids of all ages lessons about bullying and cyber-bullying.

Learn more about Taproot Theatre Company’s season and Education Outreach online at www.taproottheatre.org

Sunday, April 21
5:30am –

This week we meet Teri Yoder and Melissa Powell to discuss the March for Babies, the annual fundraiser for the March of Dimes.
Teri is the Executive Director for the Washington March of Dimes, and Melissa is the Co-Chair for this year’s Seattle March For Babies as well as a mother of a prematurely born baby. Melissa shares his personal story to demonstrate the importance of the work that the March of Dimes does.
The March of Dimes believes that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. More than 7200 babies are born preterm in Washington each year. Premature birth and birth defects are the leading causes of infant mortality.
There are three March for Babies coming soon in Western Washington: April 27 in Snohomish County, May 4 in Seattle, and May 11 in the South Sound.
To get involved with the March for Babies, start a team, donate to a team, or volunteer, go online to www.marchforbabies.org

Sunday, April 14
5:30am –

This week we meet Cathi Rodgveller, the Founder and CEO of Ignite Worldwide.
Cathi tells us of the sometimes 10 to 1 ratio of men to women in tech jobs and the need to shrink that disparity.
Ignite Woldwide’s mission is to create opportunities to spark girls’ excitement about technology careers and inspire them to new possibilities. Girls in grades K-12, and college from all backgrounds interact with professional women in technology careers during the school day. The students are able to glimpse themselves as innovators and entrepreneurs through stories of successful women who work and live in their communities. Working with teachers, Ignite increases girls interest and participation in computer science and engineering classes.

Learn more about Ignite Worldwide online at www.igniteworldwide.org

 

Sunday, April 7
5:30am –

This week we meet the new Director of the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions Langston Collin Wilkins PhD. The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is a program of Humanities Washington in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission. The Center is barely a year old, but they are already in the process of documenting, researching and archiving the diverse cultural traditions in our state. Not only do they want to collect data, but is just as important to them to distribute it.
Dr. Wilkins explains two programs the Center is running; a cultural traditions survey, and an apprenticeship program.

Learn more online at www.waculture.org

Sunday, March 31
5:30am –

This week we speak with the Executive Director of Washington’s National Park Fund, Laurie Ward.
Washington has three National Parks and the work of WNPF is to supplement their budgets with monetary gifts raised as a private non-profit. Laurie describes the close relationship between Washington’s National Park Fund and the Superintendents at Olympic, Mt. Rainier, and North Cascades National Parks to determine the “to do list” and many projects to support that would otherwise go un-funded.

Learn more about Washington’s National Park Fund online at www.wnpf.org

Sunday, March 24
5:30am –

This week we meet Ronald Lim from Bloodworks Northwest and Bill Harper with Degree 37.
Degree 37 is a software developer that works with non-profits like Bloodworks NW to engage millennials and young people and to make it easy to donate blood.
Bill tells us that his own need of 33 surgeries and use of 267 units of blood made it personal for him as he worked on the Bloodworks App. He tells us that donating blood is the best and easiest as well as most effective way to save a life in an afternoon.
You can download the App at Google Play or the Apple App store or by texting blood to 91985

Learn more online at www.bloodworksnw.org

Sunday, March 17
5:30am –

This week we’ll hear from a local grass-roots organization that serves as an emergency response unit to the homeless among us with babies.
Star Lalario is the President and founder of Babies of Homelessness and Angela Harmon is the Vice-President. Babies of Homelessness work the streets in our community seeking out babies that are homeless. Delivering diapers, formula and food can be life saving for the youngest and most fragile of the homeless. Homeless mothers are almost desperate to keep their  babies hidden for fear of losing them to the system. Star and Angela tell us that Babies of Homelessness does not judge, but instead offers hope along with those diapers.

Learn more online at www.babiesofhomelessness.org as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BabiesOfHomelessness/

Sunday, March 10
5:30am –

This week we’ll hear the inspiring words of Omari Amili. Omari is an author, community leader, and a speaker for Humanities Washington. He leads workshops and has developed curriculum to lead those being released from prison for their re-entry to society. Omari speaks with first-hand knowledge on the subject. He relates his own story of a troubled childhood, dropping out of school, running street scams and eventually getting 30 felony convictions and sent to prison. Upon his release and finding only dead end jobs in his future, he dedicated himself to higher education.
Our short visit with him barely touches the surface of the talks he gives for Humanities Washington on the subject “From Crime to the Classroom: How Education Changes Lives.”

Learn more about Omari Amili on his website www.omariamili.com and learn more about Humanities Washington online at www.humanities.org

Sunday, March 3
5:30am –

This week we speak with Rev. Rick Reynolds, the Executive Director of Operation Nightwatch.
Operation Nightwatch has been supporting the homeless in Seattle and King County for over 50 years.

With three primary programs; Food & Shelter, Housing, and Street Ministry, they have touched individuals on the edge and have been able to change lives one at a time. Every night they open up their dispatch center and feed over 100 people and then find them shelter around town. This is staffed primarily by volunteer groups.

In addressing the big picture of homelessness and poverty, Rick tells us that if we just acknowledge the humanity in another person, we can figure out the rest of it.

To learn more or to volunteer at Operation Nightwatch go online: www.seattlenightwatch.org or email info@seattlenightwatch.org

Sunday, February 24
5:30am –

This being American Heart Month, we take the opportunity to speak with a cardiologist. Dr. Ameet Parikh is a cardiologist with Pacific Medical Centers and discusses the number one killer among adults in the country: Heart Disease. Different strategies can be employed to prevent heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives. Knowing your numbers and family history is just the start.

Find healthy heart resources online at www.heart.org or www.pacificmedicalcenters.org

Sunday, February 17
5:30am –

This week we speak with Chrys Bertolotto, the Natural Resources Manager of the WSU Snohomish County Extension.
Washington State University runs extension programs in nearly every county in the state, and Snohomish County has a Natural Resources program called Beach Watchers. Beach Watchers is made up of fully trained volunteers who are dedicated to the protection of the Salish Sea waters, particularly Puget Sound, through education, research, and stewardship programs.
Chrys tells us that after formal training, each Beach Watcher gets to craft their own volunteer experience to meet their interests and schedules. It is fun and the enthusiasm is contagious. Enrollment for the 2019 program is open now through Friday, March 8th. Training begins March 15th.

Learn more online, email or phone:

https://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/beachwatchers-2/

chrys@wsu.edu
425-357-6020

Sunday, February 10
5:30am –

This week we hear from Book-It Theatre and their unique way of producing for the stage.
Co-founding Artistic Director Myra Platt tells of Book-Its 30 year mission of transforming great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive production and to inspiring its audiences to read. Literacy is a multi-dimensional enhancement to life, yet illiteracy is a fundamental obstacle for one-third of King County. In a nation where many adults read so poorly that they earn significantly below the threshold poverty level for an individual, Book-It’s mission to inspire people to read becomes increasingly more important.
American Junkie by Tom Hanson runs February 16 – March 10.
A fast-paced ride through Seattle’s grunge-era music scene, American Junkie looks at the man behind the addiction and the power heroin can have on people’s lives.

Learn more and buy tickets online at www.book-it.org

Sunday, February 3
5:30am –

This week we speak with Sarah Slack, the founder and Executive Director of The Tears Foundation. The Tears Foundation supports grieving families both emotionally and financially after a pregnancy or infant death. Many young couples are not able to cope with a still birth or sudden infant death; then add to that the financial burden of funeral costs and you will find people who need support.
Sarah shares that the origins of The Tears Foundation came from her own loss, as well as how it has spread across the country and now internationally because of people who empathize with others.

Learn more online at www.thetearsfoundation.org

Sunday, January 27
5:30am –

This week we speak with Tracey Sorenson, the Community Engagement Manager with Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat For Humanity.
With the price of housing continuing to escalate, not to mention its availability, many people are finding out that Habitat For Humanity has a real path toward home ownership.
Tracey talks about not only the nuts and bolts of getting Pierce County residents into home ownership, but the rewards that come with the ‘Sweat Equity’ involved.
Tracey also talks about the need for money to continue to expand and the need for not only volunteers, but financial donations in the name of affordable housing and in support of Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity.

Learn more online at www.tpc-habitat.org

Sunday, January 20
5:30am –

Our guests this week are American Heart Association Go Red for Women Ambassadors. Dr. Marina Jansen is a Cardiologist at CHI Franciscan and Miriam Barnett is a heart attack survivor with quite a story to tell.
It’s often thought that Heart Disease is a man’s problem, but it is also a problem for women. Miriam ignored the symptoms that Dr. Jansen tells us are common among women with heart disease. Due to lack of awareness, too many women don’t recognize what their body is telling them. The annual Go Red for Women campaign is the American Heart Association’s way to spread the word.
National Wear Red Day is Friday February 1st.

Learn more online at www.heart.org/pugetsound

Sunday, January 13
5:30am –

This week we have an interview with Executive Director Melissa King and Program Manager Marni Kurtz from a terrific mentor program called Athletes For Kids.

Athletes For Kids is unique in that it pairs up high school athletes with younger kids with special needs or disabilities. Growing throughout some of the high schools on the eastside now for 16 years, Athletes For Kids not only enhances the lives of the young “buddies”, but the high school mentors as well.
Always looking to expand, you can volunteer, donate, or just learn more about Athletes For Kids online at www.athletesforkids.org 

 

Sunday, January 6
5:30am –

This week our guests are Ned Delmore, the Executive Director, and Jim McFarland, the Director of Marketing & Communications at St. Vincent de Paul Seattle/King County.
With a mission to prevent homelessness and help neighbors achieve self-sufficiency, St. Vincent de Paul puts their experience to work. St. Vincent de Paul has been in Seattle for 99 years, and with deep roots like that they have learned that by going to the source of a neighbor’s life and visiting them in their homes, they are able to see, hear, and understand the severity of the need and find a way to intervene to prevent an eviction.
Last year St. Vincent de Paul volunteers went on over 15,000 home visits, assisting over 40,000 men, women, and children living in poverty.

Learn more online at www.sdvpseattle.org

Sunday, December 30
5:30am –

This week we’ll learn of the heroic exploits of a young man who defected from behind the iron curtain in the early 1950s by flying a Czech Airliner to freedom. Later becoming the personal pilot to Bill Boeing Jr., working for the CIA, a stunt pilot, an airplane and hydroplane racer and national champion; Mira Slovak’s story has been preserved for us in a new book by our guest David Williams. A Race To Freedom: The Mira Slovak Story is a fascinating biography that teaches the depth of desire for freedom that seems innate in all of us.

The book is on sale at Amazon.com as well as at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent.

www.thunderboats.org

Sunday, December 23
5:30am –

Our guests this week represent the Muslim Community Resource Center in Redmond. Khizer Sheriff is the Executive Director, his wife Nikhath Sheriff is the Founder & CEO, and their daughter Nehath Sheriff is the Director of the Medical Clinic that MCRC operates.
The Muslim Community Resource Center (MCRC) is led by a group of community volunteers passionate about helping the less fortunate in our community. Their focus is to connect those in need with relevant resources and service providers in our community. Among their many comprehensive services, once a month they operate a free medical clinic to provide culturally competent healthcare for individuals and families who lack access to basic health services. Through volunteer doctors and nurses they offer general health care, physical exams, screenings, heart health and referrals. They hope to expand in 2019.

Learn more online at www.mcrcseattle.org or call 1-888-404-6272.

Sunday, December 16
5:30am –

This week we’ll speak with Emily Meltzer, the Director of Development & Communications for Accelerator Y, the social services arm of the YMCA of Greater Seattle.
Emily tells us of the 1500 young people who find themselves homeless on any given night in the Seattle area. The YMCA is the largest provider of housing for homeless young adults in King County, offering a variety of programs including rapid rehousing, transitional housing, and permanent housing—especially for those who are exiting foster care and/or who are experiencing  homelessness.
One unique way this story is being told is through a new program called Unheard Seattle. The Y has introduced different local artists to tell the stories of youth experiencing homelessness in their words put to music.

You can listen to these songs and support these efforts at www.unheardseattle.org

Sunday, December 9
5:30am –

This week we hear from the President/CEO at Food Lifeline, Linda Nageotte and Mark Coleman, the Senior Marketing /Media Relations Officer about the monumental effort it takes to feed the hungry in Western Washington everyday.
Food Lifeline can be considered the food bank for food banks. They supply nutritious meals to 301 food banks, meal programs, and shelters in 17 Washington counties everyday. Linda and Mark talk of the ongoing need to rescue food before it is dumped into land fills. The amount of food we waste each year in America is astounding; all along the food supply chain from farmers, wholesalers, retailers, restaurants, etc.
In the midst of their Holiday Match Campaign, monetary donations from the public help much more than a food drive can.

Learn more online at www.foodlifeline.org

Sunday, December 2
5:30am –

This week we hear from CEO Barry Gourley and Director of Communications Claire Acey at Children’s Therapy Center.
Children’s Therapy Center is a pediatric therapy organization that strives to maximize the potential of children with special needs from birth to 18.
Barry and Claire demonstrate that the benefits of speech, occupational, physical, and social therapy  can be life changing, not only for the children, but their families as well.

Learn more online at www.ctckids.org

Sunday, November 25
5:30am –

This week we meet Ronald Lim from Bloodworks Northwest and Bill Harper with Degree 37.
Degree 37 is a software developer that works with non-profits like Bloodworks NW to engage millennials and young people and to make it easy to donate blood.
Bill tells us that his own need of 33 surgeries and use of 267 units of blood made it personal for him as he worked on the Bloodworks App. He tells us that donating blood is the best and easiest as well as most effective way to save a life in an afternoon.
You can download the App at Google Play or the Apple App store or by texting blood to 91985

Learn more online at www.bloodworksnw.org

Sunday, November 18
5:30am –

This week we speak with the Executive Director at Mary’s Place, Marty Hartman.
Mary’s Place operates shelters and programs in Seattle to provide love, hope and a new future to homeless women and their children. There are a number of ways the public can support Mary’s Place: their annual No Child Sleeps Outside campaign through the end of the year ($17 a night will bring a child inside), Giving Tree Tags, Brooks Holiday Fun Run.
Learn more online at www.marysplaceseattle.org and www.nochildsleepsoutside.org

Sunday, November 11
5:30am –

This week we speak with The March of Dimes and their efforts to reduce the number of premature births. Long time volunteer and Leadership Team member Stephen Berry along with the Director of Maternal Child Health and Government Affairs Kasey Rivas speak about the programs and resources of the Washington Chapter of the March of Dimes.
The discussion ranges from raising awareness for November 16th, World Prematurity Day to some pilot programs such as the treatment for pregnant women with chemical dependency at Swedish Hospital.

Learn more online at www.marchofdimes.org

Sunday, November 4
5:30am –

This week we’ll hear from Executive Director of the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) Leonard Garfield.
The 100th anniversary of Veterans Day (then called Armistice Day) took place on November 11th, 1918 as World War One came to a close. It was a time of wrenching extremes that pulled Americans between the poles of fear and hope, between deepening cynicism and broadening optimism.
MOHAI’s current exhibit, World War 1 American tells the story and opens a window to our current conditions. Through original artifacts, images, voices, interactives and multimedia presentations, WW1 America tells the extraordinary stories of Americans—both legendary and unsung—during this turbulent time.
Special ceremonies and events will take place at the museum Veterans Day weekend to commemorate the end of WW1.

Learn more online at www.mohai.org

Sunday, October 28
5:30am –

This week our guests are the Executive Director of Komen Puget Sound David Richart and the Executive Director of Cancer Lifeline Joseph Yurgevich.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and since one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer, we have to re-visit this issue.
Cancer Lifeline has been a grantee of Komen Puget Sound money for many years. Joseph and David talk about the importance of these services and programs provided for cancer patients; such as support groups, educational classes and presentations, one-on-one conversations, as well as financial support. The Komen Patient Assistance Fund can make the difference for someone between choosing to pay rent or buy their cancer medication.

Learn more online at www.komenps.org and www.cancerlifeline.org

Sunday, October 21
5:30am –

Our guests this week are Robin Crowder: Marketing & Development Director, and Brenda Vanderloop: Public Relations Consultant at 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living.
21 Acres is a nonprofit agricultural and environmental learning center show-casing the agricultural heritage of our region. 21 Acres is an actual living laboratory that demonstrates sustainable design and technologies as well as ways to maximize the beneficial aspects of fresh local produce and farm products. Supporting the farm and school, 21 Acres features a retail market, commercial kitchen and special event rental space, all housed on the property and within the LEED Platinum Certified green building.

Learn more at www.21acres.org

Sunday, October 14
5:30am –

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this week we hear from Danielle Madrid, the Executive Director of Havens Community Connections as well as Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Havens team member Michelle Holloman.
Havens Community Connections offers women in affluent marriages and relationships build a safe exit strategy or ‘life raft’ out of the domestic abuse cycle.
Havens is hoping to raise operating costs during this month of Domestic Violence Awareness, but help is also needed with tangible resources and skills.
To speak confidentially to a coach who can help you call 425-610-8612 or email confidentially to liferaft@havenscc.org
You can learn more more about Havens Community Connections online at www.havenscc.org or call their office at 425-753-8700.

Sunday, October 7
5:30am –

This week we talk with the founder and Executive Director of Hand In Hand, Todd McNeal.
Hand In Hand, a non-profit in Everett, are driven by compassion for those who have been abused, neglected and marginalized. They work within the community to help restore hope to kids in crisis and offer a support system to strengthen families. Todd speaks about one of those programs; Village Impact Program (VIP). Through relationship building among those in the community who are actually in need, they have built strong connections and a stronger community, thereby reducing the need for crisis interventions and foster care.

Learn more online at www.handinhandkids.org

Sunday, September 30
5:30am –

Our guests this week are Paul Lambros, the Executive Director, and Kelli Larsen, the Chief Program Officer of Plymouth Housing Group.
Plymouth Housing Group’s mission is both simple and incredibly intricate. To eliminate homelessness and address its causes by preserving, developing, and operating safe, quality, supportive housing and by providing adults experiencing homelessness with opportunities to stabilize and improve their lives. They do this through a “housing first” model that has proved itself to be very successful.

To learn more go online to www.plymouthhousing.org

Sunday, September 23
5:30am –

This week we meet the Founder of Mamma’s Hands, Denny Hancock as well as the Director of their House of Hope, Kimberly Jackson.
Mamma’s Hands are a local nonprofit that has been serving the homeless in Seattle for going on 27 years in a couple of unique ways.
Denny tells us of their “Phone Home” program, wherein they offer cell phone use to homeless folks in downtown Seattle with an effort to connect them to loved ones across the country. A small gesture like this has made huge differences in the future of many of the people Denny has met.
Kimberly is the Director of their other big program, “House of Hope”, a group home setting for women with children that offers a way out of the crisis they have found themselves in, whether that is due to homelessness, addiction, domestic violence, or countless other tragedies.

Donate, volunteer, or just learn more online at www.mammashands.org

Sunday, September 16
5:30am –

This week we hear from two local community theaters. Jeff Lockhart is the Executive Director of the Kirkland Performance Center and Nate Murphy is the Public Relations Director at the Historic Admiral Theatre in Bremerton.
The discussion centers around the role that small, community based, non-profit theaters provide in making connections throughout the community. Not only do KPC and The Admiral entertain us with major touring acts like Kenny G and Don Felder, but they also offer a space for educational events, and provide a gathering place where people come together to express themselves creatively, exchange ideas, share culture, and connect with one another.
Both theaters are opening their new season.

Learn more online at www.admiraltheatre.org and www.kpcenter.org

Sunday, September 9
5:30am –

Our guest this week is Beverly Graham, the Founder and Executive Director of OSL.
OSL has been serving folks living their lives on the edge since they began their program as Operation Sack Lunch in 1989. OSL is a non profit that brings food that is nutritional and safe to all those who struggle with hunger in our community through the creation and delivery of nutritionally dense no-cost meals and by being instrumental in advocating for, and supporting an equitable food system for all.
Beverly tells us of the daily ‘rescue of food’ and delivery methods via their Food In Motion program.

Learn more online at www.oslserves.org

Sunday, September 2
5:30am –

Joining us this week is Tracey Sorenson, the Community Engagement Manager with Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat For Humanity.
With the price of housing continuing to escalate, not to mention its availability, many people are finding out that Habitat For Humanity has a real path toward home ownership.
Tracey talks about not only the nuts and bolts of getting Pierce County residents into home ownership, but the rewards that come with the ‘Sweat Equity’ involved.
Tracey also talks about the need for money to continue to expand. They are sponsoring The Habitat Challenge on September 8th in Tacoma, where 75 brave souls will step over the edge of the Hotel Murano and rappel down the face of the hotel – in the name of affordable housing and in support of Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity.

Learn more online at www.tpc-habitat.org

Sunday, August 26
5:30am –

This week our guests are Executive Director Melissa King and Program Manager Marni Kurtz from a terrific mentor program called Athletes For Kids.
Athletes For Kids is unique in that it pairs up high school athletes with younger kids with special needs or disabilities. Growing throughout some of the high schools on the eastside now for 16 years, Athletes For Kids not only enhances the lives of the young “buddies”, but the high school mentors as well.

Always looking to expand, you can volunteer, donate, or just learn more about Athletes For Kids online at www.athletesforkids.org

Sunday, August 19
5:30am –

This week we’ll hear about Special Olympics Washington and their upcoming fundraising events “Run With The Cops 5K”.
Athlete Timothy Dempsey and Federal Way Police Officer Donovan Heavener tell us that the Special Olympics host events year-round, and because athletes  participate at no cost to themselves or their families, fundraising is also important.
Coming up on Saturday, August 25 in Federal Way and on Saturday, September 8 in Bremerton, Special Olympics Washington will host their Run With The Cops 5K. Tim, who recently won the first ever Unified Xbox gaming competition at the USA Games is looking forward to awarding medals to runners like Officer Donovan Heavener.
Officer Heavener tells of the commitment and friendly rivalry of area Law Enforcement departments have for Special Olympics.

Register and learn more online at www.runwiththecopswa.com

Sunday, August 12
5:30am –

This week we meet Cathi Rodgveller, the Founder and CEO of Ignite Worldwide.
Cathi tells us of the sometimes 10 to 1 ratio of men to women in tech jobs and the need to shrink that disparity.
Ignite Woldwide’s mission is to create opportunities to spark girls’ excitement about technology careers and inspire them to new possibilities. Girls in grades K-12, and college from all backgrounds interact with professional women in technology careers during the school day. The students are able to glimpse themselves as innovators and entrepreneurs through stories of successful women who work and live in their communities. Working with teachers, Ignite increases girls interest and participation in computer science and engineering classes.

Learn more about Ignite Worldwide online at www.igniteworldwide.org

Sunday, August 5
5:30am –

As Seafair reaches its peak this weekend with hydroplane races on Lake Washington and Blue Angels soaring above, we serve up a history lesson on great racing during “the good old days” from the Executive Director of the Hydroplane and Race Boat Museum, David Williams.
David gives us perspective on some of the best driver and boat rivalries that have raced at Seafair over the years.

AM 880 KIXI will broadcast this year’s Albert Lee Appliance Cup at Seafair starting at 11:00 AM on Sunday.

Learn more about the history of hydroplane racing online at www.thunderboats.org

Sunday, July 29
5:30am –

This week we meet Sarah Buckingham and Cassidy Walker, Supervisors with Crisis Text Line.
Crisis Text Line is a 24 hour/7 day a week crisis line available by text message that is free, confidential, and completely anonymous. With the cultural change in how we use our phones, particularly among young people, this is an overdue use of 21st century technology.
Sarah and Cassidy supervise volunteer counselors who take shifts on the receiving end of the texts. Making use of lots of training and sophisticated algorithms, Crisis Text Line counselors are able to take people from their hot moment of crisis to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving.
If you feel you are in a crisis moment you can text HEAL to 741741.
To learn more about Crisis Text Line or to volunteer, visit their website at www.crisistextline.org

Sunday, July 22
5:30am –

The Woodland Park Zoo considers itself one of the biggest conservation group and not just as an exhibit for animals. This week we’ll meet Peter Zahler, the Vice President of Conservation Initiatives and hear about the recent addition of two rhinoceroses at WPZ, and how the zoo takes part in efforts to preserve the remaining Greater One Horned Rhinos in Asia, as well as other conservation work around the world and right here in the Northwest.

Learn more online at www.zoo.org

Sunday, July 15
5:30am –

Our guests this week have a lot to teach the women of Washington about the outdoors. That’s because they are Ronni McGlenn the Founder, and Jen Syrowitz the Executive Director of Washington Outdoor Women.
Washington Outdoor Women, or WOW, is an outdoor skills program that empowers women and girls through classes that sharpen their outdoor talents and improve their wilderness know-how. WOW offers one-day workshops as well as an annual full weekend workshop in a variety of outdoor skills such as Archery, Backpacking, Duck Hunting, Fly Fishing, Map and Compass, Wilderness First Aid, and more.

Learn more about WOW and their upcoming Fall Weekend Workshop online at www.washingtonoutdoorwomen.org

Sunday, July 8
5:30am –

This week we hear about the need for foster families. Laurie Hardie is a Foster Family Recruiter with Lutheran Community Services Northwest and Kayla, now an adult, was placed in a foster family through Lutheran Community Services at age 4 and eventually adopted by that foster mother.
There are just under 10,000 kids in foster care in Washington with so many more waiting for a family to care for them, that they spend nights in hotels because there aren’t enough families willing to take a child under their wing.

Learn more about becoming a foster family online at www.familybuildersnw.org

Sunday, July 1
5:30am –

This week we are joined by Kurt Beecher Dammeier, the founder of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and Mishima Reserve Beef, and Sara Morris, the President of The Beecher’s Foundation, the non-profit philanthropic wing of Kurt’s businesses.
After teaching over 100,000 area 4th and 5th graders how to be “food detectives” with the Pure Food Kids Workshops, the Beecher’s Foundation has now turned its attention to adults in the form of a Sound Food Uprising, looking to change the demand for overly processed, heavily sugared, additive laden foods through adult food education.
The Sound Food Uprising workshops are two part sessions that focus on what’s wrong with our food, and how to fix it.
Learn more online about how to participate in a workshop at www.soundfooduprising.org and
www.beechersfoundation.org

Sunday, June 24
5:30am –

The STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are absolutely critical to running a successful hydroplane racing team, and this week Shannon Raney tells us of a unique non-profit that gives students a way to apply what students have been learning in their STEM based classes in school toward something as exciting as unlimited hydroplane racing. Shannon Raney is also the team manager of the U-11 J&D Hydraulics hydroplane.

STEMacceleration offers the U-11 Unlimited Racing Group Team as the platform to teach those STEM disciplines in the hopes that the real-life excitement of boat racing will translate to the desire to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics as a career.

Learn more on line at www.facebook.com/stemacceleration

Sunday, June 17
5:30am –

With the arrival of the Special Olympics USA Games fast approaching, we speak with their President and CEO, Beth Knox. The Special Olympics USA Games will bring 4000 athletes and coaches to town and take place from July 1 through July 6 at various venues around the area. Beth tells us of the preparations in Seattle and talks about the events of the Special Olympics that we can attend. She also unveils the Master of Ceremonies and some of the entertainment at the opening ceremony spectacle July 1st at noon in Husky Stadium.

Learn more about all of the events and buy tickets to the opening ceremony at www.specialolympicsusagames.org

Sunday, June 10
5:30am –

This week we hear from Laurie Ward, the Executive Director of Washington’s National Park Fund and Cheri Ryan, the Trustee of the Elizabeth Park Wallace Living Trust.
Cheri tells us of the decision to gift the WNPF with $1,000,000 from the trust of her aunt Bette Wallace, and Laurie describes how it will be used.
Washington’s National Park Fund is a philanthropic partner for the three National Parks in our state. They work to raise and allocate money for what would otherwise be unfunded projects of the parks. Each park has prioritized projects that are only completed these days with the help of groups such as the WNPF.

To learn more about Washington’s National Park Fund go online to www.wnpf.org

Sunday, June 3
5:30am –

This week we’ll meet folks from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Western Washington, Mallory Cwik, Kathleen Waite, and Jeff Roberts.
Jeff is the father of this year’s Honored Heroes for the upcoming Take Steps Walk on Saturday, June 9th. Jeff tells the story of his young sons’ diagnoses as well as what living with Crohn’s disease is like for elementary aged boys.
One in 200 people live with Crohn’s or Colitis and Mallory and Kathleen discuss the need for more research into how to cure these Inflammatory bowel Diseases as well as the funds necessary to support such research. The Take Steps Walk of Western Washington is celebrating its 10th year with a new site, Lincoln Park in West Seattle on Saturday the 9th at 1pm.
Support the Walk or start your own team online at www.cctakesteps.org/westernwashington and learn more about Crohn’s & Colitis at www.ccfa.org

Sunday, May 27
5:30am –

This week we’ll learn of the heroic exploits of a young man who defected from behind the iron curtain in the early 1950s by flying a Czech Airliner to freedom. Later becoming the personal pilot to Bill Boeing Jr., working for the CIA, a stunt pilot, an airplane and hydroplane racer and national champion; Mira Slovak’s story has been preserved for us in a new book by our guest David Williams. A Race To Freedom: The Mira Slovak Story is a fascinating biography that teaches the depth of desire for freedom that seems innate in all of us.

The book goes on sale this week on Amazon.com as well as at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent.

David Williams will do a book signing at the museum on June 8th.

www.thunderboats.org

Sunday, May 20
5:30am –

As Memorial Day gets closer we offer an encore broadcast from several years ago with two veterans of World War II that have since passed away.
Roscoe Mitchell and Art Shipe served on opposite sides of the globe during World War II. Roscoe was a nose gunner and bomb toggler in a B-17 with the 8th Air Force in Europe. Art was a turret gunner in a Grumman TBM Avenger that flew off the air craft carrier Bunker Hill in the Pacific.
They share some of their experiences in the war and relate their feeling that they are not heroes, but rather, the real heroes didn’t make it home.
World War II veterans are dying at a rate of 1000 per day. Make sure you thank one as Memorial Day approaches on May 28th.

 

Sunday, May 13
5:30am –

Havens Community Connections helps women in affluent marriages build a safe exit strategy out of the domestic abuse in which they may find themselves. Danielle Madrid, the Executive Director explains that women from affluent backgrounds have unique challenges when facing the problem of spousal abuse; many people don’t understand that they would need help, or that such problems exist in those types of neighborhoods in the first place. The bruises and emotional pain are just as real though, and Havens Community Connections uses coaches who have been through the same struggles to connect women with the resources they need to build a life raft as they jump ship from an abusive life.
Learn more online at www.havenscc.org
Email or call Danielle at director@havenscc.org  425-753-8700

Sunday, May 6
5:30am –

Joining us this week to talk about Type 1 Diabetes are Senior Development Manager at JDRF Lindsey Larkin, one of this year’s Ambassadors for the annual Beat The Bridge Run 16 year old Emma Murphy, and Promotion Coordinator at Radio stations Movin’ 92.5 and AM 880 KIXI Delilah Sanabria.
JDRF for years stood for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, but in recent years we’ve learned that it is not a juvenile disease. The topic is personal for both Emma and Delilah, as they have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 15 years, and they will participate in the Beat The Bridge run coming up on Sunday May 20th at Husky Stadium. (Emma was diagnosed at age 1 and Delilah as a young girl)
JDRF uses the funds raised from Beat The Bridge to fund research. Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) still has no cure and it is not know what exactly causes the pancreas to quit producing insulin.
If you’d like to learn more about T1D or the JDRF go online to their website www.jdrf.org and to participate in the Beat the Bridge run visit www.beatthebridge.org
Once there you can support Delilah Sanabria’s Team T1E DYE, or Emma Murphy’s Emma Jane’s Gang, find someone else to support, or start your own team.

 

Sunday, April 29
5:30am –

The first weekend in June means it is time for Komen Puget Sound’s Race For The Cure, and this time they are celebrating 25 years!
Joining us this week are Executive Director of Komen Puget Sound, David Richart and Komen Puget Sound’s Volunteer of the Year and Fundraising Chair, Jim Mendoza.
David and Jim tell us of the continuing need for research to end breast cancer. One in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease this year and almost 40,000 will die.
Jim shares his own story of why he volunteers and raises money in the Race For The Cure each year, his wife Laura’s diagnoses ten years ago.
This year’s Race For The Cure is Sunday, June 3rd at the Seattle Center and will feature a reunion of honorees and volunteers from the previous 24 events.

To start a team or support another go online to www.komenpugetsound.org/race

Sunday, April 22
5:30am –

This Earth Day we investigate the success and future of Built Green homes.
Leah Missik is the Program Manager of Built Green, a non-profit arm of The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County. We also hear from Anthony Maschmedt, the Owner/Principal of Dwell Development, a Seattle builder who recently built a Net Zero energy home in Ballard.
Built Green ratings range from 3-Star, 4-Star, 5-Star to Emerald Star; and there are many factors in determining the efficiency of a new home. Along with energy usage there are use of construction materials, water use, and indoor air quality. The Built Green program is advocating to make these types of homes easier and less costly through policy as well as advances in technology. Two years ago Dwell Development built Seattle’s first Emerald Star home and with two years of data now available, the results show that it is more efficient than thought. Over the course of each year, the owners of this home actually sell energy back to the grid.
Learn more online at www.builtgreen.net or www.mba-ks.com/ and watch an impressive video about the Emerald Star home here www.dwelldevelopment.com/video/

Sunday, April 15
5:30am –

This week we hear from Larry Colagiovanni, the Chair of the Seattle Mountain Rescue, which is one of eight units of King County Search and Rescue. These are the folks that drop what they’re doing at work or at home to save lives when a call comes in about a camper wandering off trail and losing all sense of direction, or when a family doesn’t return from a kayak excursion, or when an unprepared hiker becomes injured in the wilderness.

King County SAR is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization and is not part of the county sheriff’s office. Larry tells us how very closely the do work with the sheriff’s office and how they respond to emergencies. And being an all-volunteer group, he lets us know that they are always welcoming more members and donations.

Learn more online at www.kingcountysar.org or www.seattlemountainrescue.org

Sunday, April 8
5:30am –

This week we meet Sue Spang and Michelle O’Connor from Rain City Rock Camp for Girls.
Rain City Rock Camp is celebrating their 10th year of empowering local girls with self-esteem, lessons in equity, and social activism through the creative expression learned in a week long Rock n Roll band camp. This non-profit is also offering a Ladies Rock Camp for adults.

Learn more online at www.raincityrockcamp.org

Sunday, April 1
5:30am –

This week we meet Kristen Almgren and Stephen Berry to discuss the March for Babies, the annual fundraisers for the March of Dimes.
Kristen is the Development Manager for the Greater Seattle March of Dimes, and Stephen is a March of Dimes volunteer and is part of the Executive Leadership Team. He shares his personal story to demonstrate the importance of the work that the March of Dimes does.
The March of Dimes believes that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. More than 7200 babies are born preterm in Washington each year. Prematurity and birth defects are the leading causes of infant mortality.
There are three March for Babies coming soon in Western Washington: April 21 in Everett, May 5 in Seattle, and May 12 in Tacoma.
To get involved with the March for Babies, start a team, donate to a team, or volunteer, go online to www.marchforbabies.org

Sunday, March 25
5:30am –

As Earth Day approaches we are joined by Tom Watson, King County’s Manager of the Eco-Consumer Public Outreach program.
Tom discusses the progress we’ve made since the initial Earth Day in 1970 on alternative fuels as well as the growing global awareness of climate change and what different countries are doing about it.
He also talks about the free community repair events King County offers, where you can bring your small items and clothin for their experienced “fixers” to work on.
Find an upcoming repair event on the Eco-Consumer website at www.kcecoconsumer.com

Sunday, March 18
5:30am –

Kurt Beecher Dammeier is the founder of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and Mishima Reserve Beef, and Sara Morris is the President of The Beecher’s Foundation, the non-profit philanthropic wing of Kurt’s businesses.
After teaching over 100,000 area 4th and 5th graders how to be “food detectives” with the Pure Food Kids Workshops, the Beecher’s Foundation has now turned its attention to adults in the form of a Sound Food Uprising, looking to change the demand for overly processed, heavily sugared, additive laden foods through adult food education.
The Sound Food Uprising workshops are two part sessions that focus on what’s wrong with our food, and how to fix it.

Learn more online about how to participate in a workshop at  www.beechersfoundation.org

 

Sunday, March 11
5:30am –

Joining us this week from the American Cancer Society are Kimberly Arent and Christina Kelly.
Each spring the American Cancer Society facilitates a number of Relays For Life and this year is no exception. The first Relay For Life was actually held right here in the Northwest in 1985 by Dr. Gordon Klatt at Stadium High School in Tacoma.
Relay For Life raises funds for research as well as important patient programs and take place in local communities and end up taking on their own personalities. Kim and Christina describe the event from the moving opening lap by cancer survivors, the beauty of the overnight luminaria, the final lap as the event comes to an end and the “Fight Back” ceremony, in which participants pledge to take specific actions against cancer.
To join an event, start a team, or pledge to help in a number of ways go online to www.relayforlife.org
Learn more about cancer and the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or call 24/7 1800-227-2345.

Sunday, March 4
5:30am –

This week we meet Public Relations Specialist from Seattle Humane, Amanda Anderson.

Seattle Humane has moved into their brand new facility in Bellevue. Amanda describes the many benefits that come with the 58,000 square foot building, including a state of the art animal hospital, adoption lobbies, and larger more comfortable spaces for the animals.

They now hope to serve 10,000 animals annually. To accomplish this goal, Seattle Humane as a non-profit, raise their own money. They are gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year; Tuxes & Tails on May 12 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Learn more about Seattle Humane and Tuxes & Tails online at www.seattlehumane.org and www.tuxesandtails.org

Sunday, February 25
5:30am –

This week we’ll talk about one of the most common complaints we have about our bodies, back pain.

Our guests are Neurosurgeon Dr. Frank Bishop from Overlake Hospital’s Neuroscience Institute as well as Charlene Raunio, the Education Coordinator at Overlake Hospital.

Overlake Hospital is presenting their 22nd annual Active Senior Fair on March 3rd at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue and along with Dr. Bishop’s lecture on back pain, there will be talks on Understanding Atrial Fibrillation, Lifelong Better Vision; workshops on exercise, healthy cooking and more.

Learn more online at www.overlakehospital.org/activeseniorfair

Sunday, February 18
5:30am –

This week we’ll talk about the unfortunate crime of domestic violence with the Executive Director of LifeWire Rachel Krinsky and Becky, a domestic violence survivor and current volunteer with LifeWire.
LifeWire is the state’s largest domestic violence organization that works with the community to provide services to victims as well as to prevent domestic violence through advocacy and education.
Becky shares her personal story that not only gives us insight into the dynamics of domestic violence, but shines light on the great work done by LifeWire in getting victims a new life beyond their past.
LifeWire operates a 24/7 crisis line: 425-746-1940 and 1-800-827-8840

Learn more online at www.lifewire.org

Sunday, February 11
5:30am –

This week our guests are Todd and Laura Crooks, founders of Chad’s Legacy Project.
The Crooks tell us the need for fundamental changes in mental illness care, the stigma it presents, lack of research, as well of a hopeful future through the very personal story of their son Chad. Chad was diagnosed with schizophrenia yet ended up taking his own life as a young man of 21. The gaps and unmet needs in our mental healthcare system are frustrating, yet repairable.
Chad’s Legacy Project brings leaders in education, business, policy, health care, academia and philanthropy together to discuss innovative ways to transform mental health care in Washington State with their Mental Healthcare Summits. The next one is at the University of Washington on May 8th.
Learn more about Chad’s Legacy Project and the Mental Healthcare Summit online: